Check this out —> http://opensource.jira.nl/projects/magento-bridge
MageBridge -- A bridge between Joomla! and Magento
MageBridge adds a bridge between Joomla! 1.5 and the Magento e-commerce platform. It allows for displaying Magento content within the Joomla! component-area but also ships with Joomla! modules and Joomla! plugins.
The bridge uses two types of extensions: On the Joomla!-side a backend component allows you to configure the bridge, while a frontend component shows the Magento content inside the Joomla! component-area. Joomla! modules are used to show the Magento shopping cart somewhere within your Joomla! template. Also plugins are available to allow for further integration (search the catalog, user synchronization).
On the other side there is a Magento module which is called through webservices. This not only allows for flexible development, but also to have Joomla! and Magento installed on seperate servers.
Currently the MageBridge is still being developed. Check the roadmap for more information. The MageBridge will be sold commercially, but against a very low price.
* Product pages and product search
* Catalog categories and layered navigation
* Shopping cart and checkout
* Latest products, cross-selling, up-selling, related products
* Tags, compare products, etcetera
* Cross-site authentication (Single Sign-In, Single Sign-On)
* User synchronization
* Makes use of the official Magento and Joomla! framework classes
* Reuse the Magento theme within Joomla! or write your own
* Allows for Joomla! and Magento to be installed on seperate webservers
* XML-RPC class for 3rd party integration
MageBridge goes much further than the JFusion bridge -- JFusion only offers user-synchronization, but MageBridge also brings content-synchronization. There are also some other bridge-solutions between Magento and third party CMS-es like WordPress or Typo3, but none of them is as flexible as the MageBridge solution. MageBridge doesn’t involve database-hacks or code-hacks, it offers a clean solution based upon the Magento API and its own API.
MageBridge allows you to connect the best CMS with the best e-commerce platform.
MageBridge will be released under the Open Software License. It will be available only for subscribed users at a pricing scheme -- yet to be revealed.
* Joomla! 1.5.7 or newer
* Magento 1.3 or newer
* PHP version 5 (CURL, XML)
Is it a threaten to VM ?? which the most popular E-commerce solution in Joomla, hehehe. This is a good competitor!
Well, if it will be a component integration like VirtueMart is, then it will definitely be competition for VirtueMart -- BIG TIME.
To use Mageconnect, what Joomlart theme should be used. I am interested in the JA Surf. Do you use both , the one for Magento, or the one for Joomla?
This sounds really cool, and will certainly come in handy. Being able to use a Joomla template while using the functionality of Magento, wow.
I can’t wait. VirtueMart is nice, but magento I think is nicer in many respects.
Oh, and this thread was made a little more than a month ago. Are there any updates regarding how much this will cost?
i had done the migration of magento into joomla. It is successfully realize dual login when you login in Joomla main page, you will be logged into Magento at the same time.
However, if you login through Magento login page, you will not able auto login into Joomla. That reverse login function is commercial, and cost $29…
Somemore, Jfusion cannot fully integrate Magento layout match as the Joomla template you make. So you need to modify both side CSS to make them same looking.
Haiz, there is NO free lunch in the realistic world.
Conclusion, i will choose mage bridge, since their DEMO showing that Magento really same layout as just like your Joomla template, i think it works like a component as tcraw1010 said.
thank you so much for the reply. from what you wrote, i think i will also choose mage bridge… maybe it is worth it to buy mage bridge to have full functionality and control -- especially being able to fully use the joomla template.
however, jfusion is free, so i will not completely disregard it.
again, thanks so much for the info. i am sure many will find it helpful.
have a great weekend.
I will keep my eye on this — VM is O.k but I think some competition for them would be a good thing.
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